Media Release Archives - August 2010

UBC researchers unveil “toolbox of MiniPromoters” for gene research and therapy

Aug. 30, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed

University of British Columbia researchers have led the development of a new “toolbox of MiniPromoters” for research and future therapies on brain, spinal cord and eye function.

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Sixth year of Okanagan campus growth increases opportunities for UBC degree

Aug. 30, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed

Strong demand for a University of British Columbia degree has resulted in the sixth straight year of enrolment growth at UBC’s Okanagan campus, which will welcome 1,832 first-year students, up by 22 per cent. UBC’s Vancouver campus has met its enrolment target and will have 5,666 new first-year students, a slight decrease from 2009.

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Fat serves as cells’ built-in pH sensor: UBC research

Aug. 26, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

A specific type of fat present in cell membranes also serves as a cellular pH sensor, a team of University of British Columbia researchers has discovered.

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UBC entrepreneurs to storm Silicon Valley

Aug. 11, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Forget Dragon’s Den, University of British Columbia entrepreneurs have an opportunity to pitch their business concepts and products directly to Silicon Valley venture capitalists at an August 31 alumni event at the Plug and Play Tech Centre in Sunnyvale, California.

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UBC gains $900,000 federal award for unique Chinese Canadian history web portal

Aug. 9, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Uncategorized

A bilingual website featuring the legacies of Chinese Canadians who helped shape this country will soon be a reality thanks to an ambitious project led by the University of British Columbia and a $900,000 grant from Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s Community Historical Recognition Program (CHRP).

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Tattooing linked to higher risk of hepatitis C: UBC study

Aug. 6, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Youth, prison inmates and individuals with multiple tattoos that cover large parts of their bodies are at higher risk of contracting hepatitis C and other blood-borne diseases, according to a University of British Columbia study.

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Tiny fish evolved to tolerate colder temperature in three years: UBC study

Aug. 4, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , ,

University of British Columbia researchers have observed one of the fastest evolutionary responses ever recorded in wild populations. In as little as three years, stickleback fish developed tolerance for water temperature 2.5 degrees Celsius lower than their ancestors.

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